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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Reader Question:

Do Not Report Saucerization with Meniscal Repair

Question: Does the code 29882 (Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair [medial OR lateral]) include meniscal saucerization?Alabama SubscriberAnswer: When done with meniscus repair, the saucerization is before the definitive repair and is similar to debridement and is hence included in the code 29882.

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